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DeAndre Yedlin is relieved to be ahead of schedule

4 years ago

DeAndre Yedlin last started a game two months ago and is hoping to be back in the team at Ipswich today.

A late sub against Leeds, the defender was happy to be back in action but gutted when the last gasp equaliser went in.

Yedlin believes that the Newcastle team will be ‘fired up’ ready for Ipswich.

With games in quick succession many fans think Rafa Benitez will use his squad strength, with the likes of Yedlin, Atsu, Diame, Murphy and Colback potentially starting.

Vurnon Anita had a decent game on Friday night but DeAndre Yedlin does give the side an extra dimension with his pace, especially going forward.

The full-back gives great credit to Newcastle’s medical team because he is back ‘ahead of schedule’.

He says that everybody has to ‘stick together’ and see this promotion over the lines, with fans and players having to combine for the final push.

DeAndre Yedlin

DeAndre Yedlin talking to NUFC TV:

“I have to give credit to the medical staff, everybody who gave me opinions on what I should do, they have helped me get back ahead of schedule.

“Nothing has changed though, I still have a fight to get in the starting line-up.

“It was great to be back out on the pitch (v Leeds) and I got a good reception from the fans, so that is always nice to hear.

“Just disappointed about the result. 

“I think we are still in a good position but we have to our games and learn from that.

“The guys will be fired up (after Leeds disappointment) and we will come out ready on Monday – but it will be a tough game.

“It always feels good to be able to come back (from injury) and help the team.

“We know they (Ipswich) are strong in the air and play a physical game – but we have dealt with that before.

“I think there were a lot of chances (against Leeds) and obviously disappointed we didn’t finish them, then gave up that late goal.

“Everybody is disappointed, including the fans, but we stick together: the team, the fans, everybody – and we will see it through.”


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